Kane is an American country rock, southern rock, and Americana band that was formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, California fronted by actor Christian Kane. The band has released two successful independent albums and toured both the U.S. and Europe.
Kane was formed in 1998 by Christian Kane, Steve Carlson and Michael Eaton. Being accomplished songwriters and guitarists whose passion to create and share their special breed of "outlaw country" soon became a Los Angeles phenomenon.
Kane has worked and played with some of the most talented and creative studio and session musicians in the business. Kane has very quickly gathered a following unequaled by any L.A. band in their genre. Kane has been voted the winner of the 2005 Country Thunder Young Guns Contest, been voted one of L.A.'s 100 Hottest Unsigned Bands by industry magazine Music Connection, and Rock City News and E Media Wire Service describe Kane in one word: "Killer."
The band has played live shows to rave reviews at venues such as the Viper Room, King King, Ivar, Universal Citywalk, the Warner Bros. Sizzlin' Country fundraiser and around the Southern California area. They have also performed in such varying locales as North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, Nashville, and most recently Chicago, Tampa, London, and Florence, Arizona on the main stage at Country Thunder USA. Despite somewhat limited touring, Kane's self-released debut CD has sold over 4,500 copies in the US, with almost half those copies selling in countries as far away as Malaysia, Germany, Australia and Brazil.
The band's song "The Chase" appeared on the soundtrack of the 2003 film Just Married.
Recent trips to Nashville to hone the band's songwriting skills have piqued the interest of several high-level industry executives and labels. These visits have also allowed them the opportunity to work with such masters as Billy Barnett, Kent Blazy, Blair Daly, Brett James and Troy Verges, Jeremy Stover, Tommy Lee James, Clay Mills and Keith Follese. Christian's songwriting talents were further recognized when in 2004 EMI Nashville signed him to a publishing deal. Such a promising response from the music community foretells of great things for Kane.
Recently the band name Kane has been abandoned, instead backing Christian Kane as a solo artist.
Christian Kane - lead vocals,
Steve Carlson - rhythm guitar, backing vocals,
Craig Eastman - fiddle, lap steel, mandolin,
Jason Southard - lead guitar,
Michael Eaton- (original) lead guitar, composer,
Will Amend - bass guitar,
Ted Russell Kamp - bass guitar,
Ryan Baker - drums,
Timothy Jimenez - drums,
Melissa Reiner - violin